Most of us might be familiar with the unpleasant feeling of having a cotton swab shoved far up into our noses by now. You might have had to do it because of a Covid scare, or even as a requirement for your job.
Some of us involuntarily tear up, others just wince and hope it’s all over soon. Of course, there are a lucky few who don’t feel any sort of discomfort. But take a step back and think about our furry friends for a second.
Imagine how these endangered orangutans felt when they were subjected to COVID-19 swab tests.
30 giant red-haired apes had to get nasal swabs done after staff at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Sandakan, Sabah tested positive for COVID-19.
They were the first orangutans in Malaysia to get tested for COVID-19, something that officials deemed was necessary to help protect the species from the virus.
Fortunately the tests, which were conducted…